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Journalists (Hospitality Costs)

Volume 130: debated on Thursday 31 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bradford, South of 22 March, Official Report, column 115, what was the estimated cost of hosting Ian Bevitt and Ron Sibbald to the unit at Belize; and what method of travel, from and to which points, was used.

The cost of hosting the journalists was about £35, which was met from unit funds. They travelled by Land Rover and helicopter between military bases in Belize, accompanying service men on routine duties.